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ORDA (New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority) is a state authority, established after the 1980 Olympics to manage two ski resorts and several Olympic sites as facilities for public recreation and world-class sporting competitions. I joined ORDA about 7 years ago, and I’m the focal point for information security. As Information Security officer, I’m the only… Read more

Tags: otx, usm

When I was asked to write this blog, I thought to talk about certifications and training in the context of real people. So we reached out to a couple of folks who have taken and passed our new security certification, AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE) in the past few months to get their perspective. We spoke with Tony Dow, Lead… Read more

Tags: usm, acse, certification

Twitter can be both an extremely fun and infuriating medium to communicate via. Limited to 140 characters, one has to resort to creative ways to make a point succinctly. Last week, we thought we’d kick the proverbial hornets nest with a tweet chat on the topic of threat intelligence. As expected, the conversation flowed fast and furious and often… Read more

Tags: otx, threat intelligence, twitter

Ideas on managing IoT in your house While participating on the Open Interconnect Consortium Security Task Group, I offered to describe a use case for Internet of Things (IOT) security that would illustrate how OAuth2 could provide the secret sauce to make three things possible that were missing from their current design: (1) leveraging third party digital credentials (2) centrally managing access… Read more

Tags: oauth2

When I was 9, I left school one day to see my mum was not there to pick me up. I thought she may be a few minutes late so spent some time playing with friends in the playground until each and every one of them were picked up and I was left alone in school. Minutes felt like hours as… Read more

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